Krebs on Security: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, June 2018 Edition

Krebs on Security: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, June 2018 Edition. “Microsoft today [last week – RB] pushed out a bevy of software updates to fix more than four dozen security holes in Windows and related software. Almost a quarter of the vulnerabilities addressed in this month’s patch batch earned Microsoft’s “critical” rating, meaning malware or miscreants can exploit the flaws to break into vulnerable systems without any help from users.”

Krebs on Security: Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Security Fixes

Krebs on Security: Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Security Fixes. “Adobe and Microsoft each released critical fixes for their products today, a.k.a ‘Patch Tuesday,’ the second Tuesday of every month. Adobe updated its Flash Player program to resolve a half dozen critical security holes. Microsoft issued updates to correct at least 65 security vulnerabilities in Windows and associated software.”

Microsoft patches patch for Meltdown bug patch: Windows 7, Server 2008 rushed an emergency fix (The Register)

The Register: Microsoft patches patch for Meltdown bug patch: Windows 7, Server 2008 rushed an emergency fix . “Microsoft today issued an emergency security update to correct a security update it issued earlier this month to correct a security update it issued in January and February.”

The Register: Microsoft’s Windows 7 Meltdown patches from January and February bork kernel security

The Register: Microsoft’s Windows 7 Meltdown patches from January and February bork kernel security. “Microsoft’s January mitigation for the Meltdown vulnerability opened up an even worse security hole on Windows 7 PCs. This according to researcher Ulf Frisk, who says that, prior to March’s Patch Tuesday update, Windows 7 and Server 2008 machines were leaving kernel memory tables readable to user processes. This, in turn, meant that any application running on the machine could quickly read and write arbitrary memory.”

The Register: You publish 20,000 clean patches, but one goes wrong and you’re a PC-crippler forever

The Register: You publish 20,000 clean patches, but one goes wrong and you’re a PC-crippler forever . “Security software maker Malwarebytes has emitted two product updates and apologised to users – after its code turned their machines into near-bricks. The problem started with a production update the company pushed out last Friday, which sent users to their keyboards complaining of excessive RAM and CPU consumption.”